Adam Klein

In this image from video provided by Senate Television, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. At 1:29 a.m. on July 28, McCain strode onto the Senate floor. The 80-year-old, just weeks after a diagnosis of aggressive brain cancer, was poised to cast the tiebreaker vote on the GOP’s health care bill, in what was meant to be the fulfillment of seven years of work to undo President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. McCain paused for a moment, and then gave the measure a thumbs-down. Some of his fellow Senators, in the dark on the elder legislator’s plans, gasped. The bill was dead. For an administration that has spent 2017 throwing off headlines at a stunningly dizzying pace, the frenetic fortnight in the second half of July reached an unparalleled breakneck speed. Set amid the backdrop of a president grappling with his deepest insecurities, the West Wing’s breakdown in policy collided with its collapse in personnel and acted as a crucial inflection point for Donald Trump’s first year in office. (Senate Television via AP)

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